PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
(At around one hour and thirty minutes) Michael Lonsdale (Commissioner Lebel) and Delphine Seyrig (Colette Montpellier) only share one scene together, when Lebel interrogates her in her home. The two portrayed a married couple in India Song (1975).
August 1962 was a stormy time for France. Many people felt that President Charles de Gaulle had betrayed the country by giving independence to Algeria. Extremists, mostly from the Army, swore to kill him in revenge. They banded together in an ...
(at around 2h 10 mins) During the Mass scene at the cathedral, the priest is seen standing behind the altar facing the congregation. At the time the movie portrays (1963), the priest would have his back to the congregation. The change in the mass was one result of the Church's Vatican II council in 1968.
The Cross of Lorraine, a symbol General Charles de Gaulle used during his lifetime, appears at the beginning of the film.
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